Most colds are nothing less than an unnecessary trouble. However it is important to note the signs of your baby when he/ she develop cold. Here are some common symptoms to check out for when your baby has cold.
*The first sign of cold is usually a runny nose followed by sneezing and coughing.
*Your baby may get fever due to infection.
*There may be congestion of nose which may in turn lead to breathing problems.
*Will refuse to nurse or show lack of appetite.
*Become cranky, irritable and lethargic.
Sadly there is no known cure for common colds. Even the antibiotics don’t help much when it comes to treating colds. The best way you can help ease your baby’s discomfort is to keep him as warm as possible and consulting a doctor if your baby is below three years of age.
*If your child has fever, you can give him Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Never give aspirin to your babies as it can trigger other complications. Also avoid giving any medicines to your little one if he/ she is vomiting or dehydrated.
*It is important to keep your child hydrated when suffering from cold. Keep feeding him with fluids to avoid dehydration. If you are nursing, it is an added advantage since apart from keeping your child hydrated, breast milk is believed to offer extra resistance against cold causing viruses.
*Keep your baby’s nasal passage clear to help him get over any breathing difficulty. You can use nasal aspirator with saline nasal spray to clean the passage and offer relief.